By Mohamed Kande, Vice Chair – US and Global Advisory Leader, PwC, and Murat Sönmez, Managing Director, World Economic Forum
The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated technological advances and the automation of many routine tasks – from contactless cashiers to robots delivering packages. In this environment, many are concerned that artificial intelligence (AI) will drive significant automation and destroy jobs in the coming decades.
Just a few decades ago, the internet created similar concerns as it grew. Despite skepticism, the technology created millions of jobs and now comprises 10% of US GDP. Today, AI is poised to create even greater growth in the US and global economies. Sixty-three percent of CEOs believe AI will have a larger impact than the internet, according to PwC’s Annual Global CEO Survey.
While Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies driven by AI will continue to fundamentally change the world and the
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Since the beginning of Nigeria’s anti-police brutality protests, tagged #EndSARS, there has been widespread suspicion among the young people engaged in the online and offline demonstrations that the national government would shut down internet access.
In many ways, the fears could be described as unfounded because there has never been a widespread national government-mandated internet shutdown in Nigeria. But the trend across the continent has seen a spike in internet shutdowns in response to sustained anti-government protests.
From nearby neighbors in Cameroon and Chad to Ethiopia and Zimbabwe, African governments have resorted to trying to stifle uprising or political opposition by blocking social media apps such as WhatsApp and Twitter or using blunt force to shut down the internet altogether. These governments have done this even though it comes at a not insignificant cost to their own economies. Internet and social media shutdowns were estimated to